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27635 Introduction to Systems Biology for It and Health

Primary for students at the study line "It and Health" at Copenhagen University. Other students are referred to 27040.

Danish title:

Introduktion til systembiologi for It og Sundhed

Language:

Point( ECTS )

5

Course type:

BSc
Taught under open university

Schedule:

F1A (Mon 8-12) and F2A (Mon 13-17) and F5A (Wed 8-12)
F5B (Wed 13-17) and F4B (Fri 8-12) and F3B (Fri 13-17)
Teaching from week 6 to 8 with teaching 3 full days a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Location:

Campus Lyngby

Scope and form:

Lectures, readings and exercises

Duration of Course:

13 weeks

Date of examination:

Special day, February 21, 2014

Type of assessment:

Exam duration:

Aid:

Evaluation:

Not applicable together with:

Qualified Prerequisites:

General course objectives:

To understand how bioinformatics approaches can be utilized and combined to obtain information about biology and biological processes.

Learning objectives:

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
  • Describe the different approaches to systems biology.
  • Understand some basic experimental techniques used e.g. Proteomics, Gene expression and transcriptional network analysis, Microarray, ChiP-Seq and Next generation sequence analysis.
  • Describe proteomics and mass-spectrometry data analysis.
  • Describe how gene expression data in used cancer diagnostics and treatment
  • Describe the use of systems biology in modern drug research.
  • Use text mining to extract information from electronic records.
  • Describe selected deregulation paths in life-style related diseases.
  • Calculate biological network properties using graph theory.

Content:

Theory and practice for quantitative and qualitative modeling of different biological processes. Introduction to systems biology, methods and techniques, high throughput techniques including gene expression and protein- protein interaction screens. Interactions and networks, graph theory, biological network analysis.

CourseLiterature:

Scientific articles will be provided in advance of the lectures.

Remarks:

The teaching language will be English, but some lesson may be in Danish.

Green challenge participation:

Please contact the teacher for information on whether this course gives the student the opportunity to prepare a project that may participate in DTU´s Study Conference on sustainability, climate technology, and the environment (GRØN DYST). More infor http://www.groendyst.dtu.dk/english

Department:

27 Department of Systems Biology

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Last updated: 05. maj, 2014